Benefits of Electric Trucks
ELECTRIC TRUCKS HAVE ARRIVED
Just a few short years ago, many in the industry thought that the idea of switching to an entirely electric semi-truck fleet sounded fantastical—but the future is here! Electric vehicle technology has advanced to the point that commercial electric trucks offer distinct advantages over diesel trucks, from reduced downtime to lower fuel costs. Below, we take a closer look at the exciting benefits of electric trucks, and why switching to a fleet of electric trucks is a futureproof plan that every driver and trucking company should consider.
It’s certainly possible to reduce the fuel use of a non-electric semi truck by maintaining the proper tire pressure and employing better driving habits, but there’s no way for diesel trucks to come anywhere near the fuel-saving benefits of electric trucks. As electricity generation moves away from coal burning and toward cleaner natural gas and renewable sources, communities will become cleaner and quieter. As demand for these benefits grows, contractors who drive electric semis will have a competitive edge.
A quiet and comofrtable driving envrionment is key when it comes to attracting and retaining great drivers. The smoother and quieter ride inside an electric semi truck cabin allows drivers to concentrate better on the road during long hauls and communicate with others at the worksite.
Plus, you won’t have to worry about the time it’ll take to train drivers to operate commercial electric trucks. The International® eMV™ Series is designed to perform similarly to the diesel-powered MV™ Series, and the only new technique that drivers will need to learn is maximizing range with regenerative braking.
LOWER MAINTENENCE COST
Electric vehicles use fewer parts and components than diesel trucks, so maintenance is much simpler. This is one of the most crucial benefits of electric trucks because it dramatically reduces downtime due to service requirements. Here are just a few of the services you’ll no longer have to worry about with an electric semi:
- No engine oil maintenance
- No transmission maintenance
- No fuel filters
- No turbos, no EGR, no injectors
- No engine air filters